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Monday, October 28, 2013

Mckillop YUCA Brief Review

A couple months back we introduced you to the new YUCA collection from Mckillop. Today I'd like to offer my review of the YUCA hosta brief. I haven't had much opportunity to sample Mckillop underwear before this, but I have to say they treat their craft with pride.  Every pair is custom made to order and is truly a work of art. This is a great system because it means they'll basically never run out of your size; if you want it they'll make it. And moreover, it didn't take that much longer for them to arrive (considering they're made to order and all).

My first impression of these undies is that they're amazingly soft. In fact, that's the reason I chose to put them on for the day; the fabric is just so soft and smooth to the touch. Excuse me a second while I touch myself... mmmmm. Where was I? Ah yes, the fabric. The fabric is awesome. Just generally these are some damn comfy undies.

How do they fit? Again really no complaints in that department. As for how they fit, they're an interesting cross between a full brief and a skimpy brief. You may wonder what I mean by that, let me explain. The back and sides are what I'd classify as more of a full brief; it's large, full-coverage. Your typical brief. But the front actually takes a turn towards the more skimpy. It's not super skimpy by any means, but there's much less coverage compared to the silhouette of the rest of the brief. I like this contrast. Also the pouch is constructed in such a manner as to give you shape and lift. My package looks HUGE in these things. It's not obnoxious or fake looking, but it definitely has an enhancing effect. The key here is the briefs are form fitting along the perineum allowing the pouch to perfectly cup and lift your balls forward along with the rest of your goods. Again it doesn't feel or look fake, it's a perfect design. The legbands are much thicker than your average bands. I don't mind this actually. They are, however, not super tight. Again this is not really a problem. They're not so loose that your junk is falling out, but they stay away from being so tight that they make you muffin top around your legs (if you've experienced this you know what I'm talking about).

Style wise these briefs are on point. The body of the brief is basic black everywhere (or white if you go with that version) with a simple black waistband. There is a simple logo on the waistband centered in the front. But there is also an element of fun to them: the pouch. The pouch has a floral mesh overlay (it is an overlay, so the pouch is NOT sheer) with contrast stitching. It does bring emphasis to the pouch without being vulgar. In a few words they are simple, classy, and understated. A perfect combo. What about value? Well yes these undies are custom made to order by hand, so don't expect them to be dirt cheap. But the quality here is much better than much of the competition. You can tell these are made with love and by people who pride themselves in their work. Every last detail is perfectly done. So with that in mind, I think $40 CAD (around $38 USD) is a perfectly reasonable price to pay for these undies. This collection is limited edition, so go get them while they last!

Overall, I give the Mckillop YUCA briefs a total score of 9 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 9 (out of 10) - Great fit.  Nice cross between skimpy and full cut brief. Loose legbands. Enhancing pouch.
COMFORT -- 10 (out of 10) - Amazingly comfy fabric.
STYLE -- 9 (out of 10) - Basic with some style.  Simple, classy, and understated.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Handmade to order. Great attention to detail.
VALUE -- 8 (out of 10) - A little pricey, but worth it if you can afford it.
 ********** 9

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

International Jock's Annual Halloween Giveaway

As always, International Jock is doing their Halloween giveaway. This year marks the 12th year of doing it. Basically for every order you place between now and Halloween, they'll give you a treat in your package (while supplies last).  Basically the "treat" is a range of anything under the sun (at least things they deal in), think of it as a grab bag of sorts.  They have t-shirts, undies (of all styles), swimwear, and more up for grabs.  But all you get to choose is the size. There’s no minimum order size and no limit to how many times you can order; you’ll receive a surprise gift every time. While the thrills of the giveaway are freakishly real, the only trick is this: like a ghost in a haunted house, the supplies might disappear at any moment, so you’ll need to act fast!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Save 30% at Big Boys!

To celebrate the month of October, Big Boys is offering a 30% discount on all £35.  All you have to do is use coupon code "OKTOBERFEST".  While it last for a limited time, I am assured that this deal will last through the end of the month.  So go check it out!  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fruit Of The Loom Gets Social!

According to advertising blog PSFK, underwear giant Fruit of the Loom is launching a new social media campaign.  The campaign is hyper interactive and looks to refresh the perception of the brand by getting in your pants again.  

Fruit of the Loom is teaming up with social media site LinkedIn to give new undies to people who recently started a new job according to their profile.  The promotion is dubbed "Fresh Gigs" and is part of their "Start Happy" campaign.  The idea is that with a fresh new job, people can use fresh new clothes (especially underwear) to go with it.  PSFK reports eligible LinkedIn members will receive a message and have the option to choose their size and favorite style.  The free undies will then arrive after a couple weeks with a coupon to go and get more FTL undies.  The New York Times reports that the campaign will be offered to 5,000 LinkedIn users a week for five weeks.  And of course they are encouraging people to get super social with their new undies by tweeting using the hashtag #StartHappy.

I just switched up my day job recently, so I'm hoping I'll be offered a pair.  Let us know if you do receive an offer from Fruit of the Loom, we'd love to learn more about it!

Sound off:
What are your thoughts on this campaign?  Would you share your underwear choices on social media? Does this campaign change your perception of Fruit of the Loom?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Discussing Skimpy Undies with Davey Wavey

Today YouTube celebrity Davey Wavey discusses undies. Specifically the difference between thongs and jockstraps and his personal preferences.  The video features Davey and his guest Stuart, an underwear model at Dead Good Undies.  Stuart prefers thongs while Davey prefers a jock.  So they decide to switch it up and go for a day on the town in the other one's "pants".  Check out their reasons for their preferences and their findings in this fun video above.  Also there's just some really fun, sexy undies featured in the video.

Disclaimer: no one gets nearly naked or sexy enough.  But the video is still fun!